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SPES awarded $25,000 TD Green Space Grant for Innovative Urban Greening Initiatives

SPES has received $25,000 from TD Green Space for innovative urban greening with planting projects in pursuit of environmental equity. Up to 1,700 native species will be planted in and around Beaver Lake, Lost Lagoon, and Ceperley Meadow to jumpstart understory recovery in areas severely damaged by humans. With more frequent heat waves, vulnerable populations…

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Wetlands Working for us

SPES recently updated our Conservation Corner display at Stanley Park Brewing. This quarter, we are highlighting wetlands and the important role they play in our ecosystem.   Wetlands protect us from flooding and drought by acting like sponges, absorbing excess water in wetter months and slowly releasing it during drier months. Wetlands also filter out pollutants…

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A Wild Summer Mix

This summer, SPES collaborated with Stanley Park Brewing to plant cans of Pacific Northwest native wildflowers with community members at events across the city, including the Khatslano Street Party and the O.R.C.A. Festival. Together, we planted nearly 400 cans of wildflowers with the Vancouver community! These cans are now brightening people’s days as they sit…

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50/50 Raffle – Pot up to $20,000!

SPES is launching a 50/50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser today to support education, conservation, and research rooted in Stanley Park and you can help advance SPES’s vision of generations inspired by nature within and beyond Stanley Park, while having a little bit of fun at the same time. Tickets start at $5 for 1, but the…

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YVR Cares invests in JEDI Fieldtrips

Thanks to the generous support of YVR Cares, SPES will be able to offer up to 300 young padawans free fieldtrips in the 2023-2024 school year. JEDI stands for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and SPES is offering a limited number of free fieldtrips that serve those principles by making quality education in beautiful Stanley…

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A beautiful red cedar in Stanley Park

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.

Photo: A red cedar in Spapayeq/Stanley Park (Don Enright)

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